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Thursday, January 23, 2014 • Posted January 28, 2014
In a special sign of Christian unity, the congregations of Stonewall Baptist, St. Francis Xavier Catholic and Trinity Lutheran will sponsor the visit of Master Gardener and landscape designer Marty Ruona. Pastor Percy Smerek, Brother Bob Welch and Father Jim Harnan desire that the community know of our willingness to be brothers in the faith.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Posted January 15, 2014
(BLANCO CO.)—Farmers and ranchers can cross a new farm bill off their Christmas list because the top farm bill negotiators conceded a final deal will not be reached before the end of the year. Debate has continually centered on the commodity title, nutrition title and dairy provisions. "Outlines for a five-year farm bill include savings from both the commodity and nutrition titles, while expanding on crop insurance alternatives,"
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 31, 2013
BROWNWOOD — 4-H members ages 13-19 will have an opportunity to hone their leadership skills during several 4-H programs at the 2014 Teen Leadership Retreat Jan. 10-12 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood. “The Teen Leadership Retreat will have 4-H volunteers, 4-H specialists and college professors conducting hands-on educational workshops with 4-H members from throughout the state,” said Mark Carroll, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H and youth specialist and confe ...
Thursday, November 7, 2013 • Posted November 8, 2013
Texas Wildlife Association has teamed with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to host a series of webinars covering a wide array of wildlife and land management topics. These FREE online webinars are held during the lunch hour (noon – 1 p.m., CST) so that anyone interested may tune in during the work day.
Monday, November 4, 2013 • Posted November 4, 2013 • Photos
With the sound of rifles firing all around the Hill Country, it is evident that it is officially hunting season and the buck fever has already began. Be sure to submit your hunting photos by emailing them to jcrecordcourier@verizon.net. Be sure to include the name of the hunter (include parents' names if they are kiddos) and what county they were harvested from.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 • Posted January 25, 2013
San Antonio, TX – The Texas Brigades, will add a new camp in the summer of 2013 appropriately named Ranch Brigade. The new camp will focus on an entirely new concept, livestock production and ranching. The Texas Brigades’ mission is to educate and empower youths with the leadership skills and knowledge in wildlife, fisheries, and land stewardship to become conservation ambassadors for a sustained natural resource legacy.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 • Posted January 25, 2013
The Master Gardeners of Blanco County would like to invite everyone interested to come and learn about soil, compost, and plant diseases. We are hosting two events, and hope that you will join us. Tuesday February 5 at 1 PM Dr. Mark Black will talk about plant diseases and control. He will give an overview of agents that cause plant diseases, and strategies to minimize these diseases.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 • Posted January 25, 2013
Join Master Gardener Sheryl Yantis for a new program which discusses the use of color in your garden. Learn how to use color to draw attention toward features you want people to notice and how different color combinations can change the appearance of your garden. This Master Gardener free public Green Thumb program is sponsored by the Kingsland Garden Club on Friday, February 1st at the Kingsland Library, 125 W.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Blanco County will sponsor a Private Applicator License training and testing program on Tuesday January 29th in Johnson City. The program will be held at the Hoppe Room, Courthouse Annex, beginning at 8:00am. The training portion will conclude at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be on your own, and we will resume at 1:00pm with the testing.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Texas Wildlife Association has teamed with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to host a series of webinars covering a wide array of wildlife and land management topics. These FREE online webinars are held during the lunch hour (noon – 1 p.m., CST) so that anyone interested may tune in during the work day.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Training, Service, Learning: a few openings still available for Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association Certification Program – begins with February 5th Orientation Meeting. Find 2013 Application Form and full information at www.tiny.cc/hlmg . Questions: contact Ray Buchanan, Coordinator, 325-379-1455.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Posted January 11, 2013
Learn to attract and host purple martins in a free program at the Marble Falls Library, 101 Main St., on January 19th at 10:30 A. M. This is a free Green Thumb program presented by Robert Yantis of the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners.
Thursday, January 3, 2013 • Posted January 4, 2013 • Photos
Sally Armstrong of Donkey-Oaties Miniature Donkeys was elected President of the Southwestern Donkey & Mule Society (SDMS) at their annual meeting on December 15, 2012. The organization is based in Texas and has 90+ family memberships from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Florida, Alabama and Arkansas. SDMS was formed in 1973 to promote family activities and recognition of donkeys, mules and Miniature Donkeys through shows and outreach programs.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 • Posted December 21, 2012
The Master Gardeners of Blanco County will be holding classes for new members beginning January 8, 2013. There is still room for a few more students. If you have ever thought you might want to become a Master Gardener, now is the time. Our next classes will not be held until January 2015. Master Gardeners is an active organization that throughout the year give gardening advice, presentations, an occasionally help with the hard work it takes to create beautiful landscaping and successful garde ...
Thursday, December 20, 2012 • Posted December 21, 2012
Soil testing, without question, is one of the most important, most effective and yet, most under-utilized—best management—practices available to agricultural producers. Assessments in some areas have indicated less than 20% of the land receiving fertilizer is soil tested on a regular basis. At the same time, fertilizer prices have increased tremendously over the last 10 years and in some cases by more than 200 percent.

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